Georgia high school Mature fatally shot by Buddy during target practice

Georgia high school Mature fatally shot by Buddy during target practice

Authorities said it is not yet clear if anybody is going to be billed.

A small community in rural Georgia is mourning the passing of a high school senior after she had been murdered in a seemingly accidental shooting Tuesday.

Candace Chrzan, 17, was shot and killed Tuesday at roughly 8 p.m. whilst hanging out with friends in the back of a few of the houses, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

"It was only a few buddies out in the garden, by what we had been told, maybe doing target practice using a pistol," Ashley Husley, a spokesperson for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, informed Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB. "The children clearly have not been educated maybe the gun security they ought to have been. And finally it led in Candace's death"

Officials said they're still investigating the death and haven't decided whether any charges will be filed. Law enforcement officials haven't announced who possessed the gun.

"This remains an open and lively evaluation and parties involved with this dreadful tragedy are working currently," that the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

"We request that you maintain the household of Chrzan on your thoughts and prayers since they're attempting to process the reduction of a glowing youthful soul and please respect their privacy at the moment," that the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "We also request you to recall her classmates in Mount Zion High School because they return to class without her"

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